Thursday, April 12, 2012
XXYYXX - Mystify
Up-and-coming Floridian producer XXYYXX has just released his latest (and almost monthly, at this point) album, Mystify. It's really quite something, for a number of reasons: the sense of rhythm, the keen ear for sampling, the tumbling dreamscapes of ambient-flow... and all of this at the age of sixteen.
Mystify is by far my favorite XXYYXX album to date, and he's even doing the price point right: not free, but one simple dollar for the whole shebang. That's less than 20c per tune... so even if it only took him an hour to produce each song (it more than likely didn't), he's asking that you pay him 2.2% of Florida's minimum wage for something that you receive audio benefit from... now if that's not fair, I don't know what is.